City of Fort Worth


HOW TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY
WINTER STORMS
Updated on Feb. 20
Questions? Email volunteer@fortworthtexas.gov

Here are some ways residents can assist people affected by the winter storms and power outages:

Water distribution

Many Fort Worth residents are still without consumable water due to a boil water notice in the western part of the city and dozens of water main breaks across town. If your business, nonprofit organization, faith-based organization or other entity is providing free water to people, we’d like to help you spread the word. Fill out this simple form to let us know what kind of help you’re providing. We will compile the information and share it with the people who need it.

Homeless

The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition is seeking donations of emergency cold weather needs: pillows, blankets, over-the-counter cold and flu medicines, pillowcases, underwear (all sizes), coats, scarves, gloves, hats, heavy and warm socks, twin sheets for emergency mattresses, generators, heaters, sleeping bags, bottled water. Contact the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition. 

Services and donations

United Way of Tarrant County encourages people to call 2-1-1 or visit the 211 website for information and resources.

United Way of Tarrant County is seeking donations to its Emergency Relief Fund to provide immediate assistance to those in Tarrant County impacted by severe winter weather. Donations can be made online. The Emergency Relief Fund will provide assistance for food, utility bills, rent, hotels and housing solutions, and plumbing/flooding repairs, among other emergency needs.

Food

Tarrant Area Food Bank has opportunities for people to make donations. Find more information.

The food bank is hosting many mobile markets to distribute food directly to neighbors in need throughout Tarrant County. Enter your ZIP code  to see a list of distribution sites.

In addition, the food bank needs volunteers to support its distributions. 


Welcome City of Fort Worth Volunteers

There are many ways for Fort Worth residents to use their skills to give back to the city they love.

Use the options on the left to search the volunteer portal for available opportunities. Applications for each specific opportunity will be located in the upper right hand corner located on the opportunity page.

Please allow 1-2 business days for your application to process through our system.


Frequently Asked Questions 

Is my information safe?

Volunteer safety is important to us onsite and online.  Our database system is held to the following safety standards to ensure your information is protected:

  • All data is encrypted in transit over the internet from computer to computer.
  • Passwords are encrypted.
  • Servers are monitored 24x7x365 for intrusion attempts and prevention.
  • Data housed in CSAE4316 certified environment with an eight year up-time of 99.987% (99.997% over the past three years).

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Contact Us

We are here to help!  Please feel free to email volunteer@fortworthtexas.gov or call 817-392-2045 with questions or concerns.

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